What are the most common side effects of paroxetine?

Paroxetine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • headache.
  • dizziness.
  • weakness.
  • difficulty concentrating.
  • nervousness.
  • forgetfulness.
  • confusion.
  • sleepiness.

What is paroxetine hydrochloride used for?

Paroxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Does paroxetine have long term effects?

To date, there are no known problems associated with long term use of paroxetine. It is a safe and effective medication when used as directed.

What happens if you suddenly stop taking paroxetine?

The main signs are dizziness, vertigo, headache, nausea, and flu-like symptoms as well as anxiety, confusion, irritability, excessive dreaming and insomnia. Risk factors usually stressed are poor treatment compliance, previous withdrawal syndrome with another drug, concomitant medication and alcohol consumption.

What happens if I stop taking paroxetine?

How long can I take paroxetine?

If you’ve been feeling better for 6 months or more, your doctor may suggest coming off paroxetine. Before you stop taking paroxetine, your doctor will recommend reducing your dose gradually over several weeks, or longer if you have been taking it for a long time.

How long should I take paroxetine?

Is paroxetine safe to take?

This medication may increase serotonin and rarely cause a very serious condition called serotonin syndrome/toxicity. The risk increases if you are also taking other drugs that increase serotonin, so tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the drugs you take (see Drug Interactions section).

Can paroxetine stop orgasms?

In addition to reducing interest in sex, SSRI medications can make it difficult to become aroused, sustain arousal, and reach orgasm. Some people taking SSRIs aren’t able to have an orgasm at all. These symptoms tend to become more common with age.

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